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Tower Crane Operator Salary

$58,243 (USD)

Average Salary

$28/hr

Average Hourly

$1,153

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 29, 2020

The average pay for a Tower Crane Operator is $58,243 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tower Crane Operator is between $42,602 and $71,280. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Tower Crane Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates tower crane to lift and move building materials from ground storage areas and trucks to top of building under construction.
Tower Crane Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Crane and Tower Operators

Job family population: 44,410

Estimated population of Tower Crane Operator jobs: 1,812

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$67,520
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Tower Crane Operator Job Listings for United States

Crane Operator - Onshore - US
Jan 9
Seminole, United States
Wood Group
Overview / Responsibilities Wood is currently recruiting for Crane Operators with extensive ... May operate all or some of the following types of cranes: telescopic boom, lattice boom, tower and ...
Crane Operator
Jan 16
Seal Beach, United States
U.S. Pacific Fleet, Commander in Chief
Summary You will serve as a CRANE OPERATOR in the ORDNANCE OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT of NMC CWD DET SEAL BEACH. Responsibilities You will operate cranes to move ammunition, missiles, heavy equipment ...
Crane Operator
Jan 14
Everett, WA, USA
NSC Marine Washington
Crane Operator Job Description: NSC MARINE has an immediate opening for Crane Operator in Everett WA. Crane Operators must have the ability to understand directions and follow instructions
Crane Operator
Jan 16
Odessa, Texas, us
Blakely Construction Co
Blakely Construction Company in Odessa Tx is looking for hardworking, dedicated individuals to fill our Crane Operator position. Blakely Construction Company is a family owned and operated and has ...
Certified and Licensed Crane Operator
Jan 10
Denver, CO, USA
Anderson Construction Co Inc
We are seeking a certified and licensed crane operator for a five story multi-family housing project for four months in Denver. Responsibilities: * Contract work for four months. * The crane will be ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tower Crane Operator is $58,243 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tower Crane Operator is between $42,602 and $71,280. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Tower Crane Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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